Valley and Birje Ganga Pass Trek
amidst splendid Himalayan surroundings. Starting at Munsyari(2290
mts.) the trek route winds its way up the Gori Ganga river
past Rargari, Mapang and Martoli to Sumdu. From here the
route goes up to the snow clad Birje Ganga pass(4666 mts.)
and descends to Ralam village. The views are magnificent
with peaks such as Rajrambha, Chaudhara, Chirang We and
Suitilla on the eastern side. This trek is primarily porter
Kumaon Trekking Tours Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Delhi
: Check into your choice of hotel, preferably in Central
Day 02: Take the overnight
train from Old Delhi railway station to Kathgodam (Train
No. 5013, Departure-22:40 hrs IST)
Day 03: Arrive at Kathgodam
06:30 hrs. Upon arrival drive to Almora & transfer to
Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: After breakfast
drive to Munsyari(115 kms, 4 hrs) along a road that winds
itself up to a height of 2748 mts before descending into
the glorious Munsyari valley. Check in at hotel.
Day 05: After breakfast
drive for 6kms to Dumar and then the trek begins. Our destination
is past Lilam village to Rargari (10 kms) where we camp
for the night.
Day 06: Today is a strenous
walk along a gorge past the Gori Ganga river. The route
is fairly up and down but generally eases off before reaching
the camp site at Mapang(3100 mts, 9 kms).
Day 07: You are in high
mountain country now and the tree line disappears giving
access to vast stretches of Alpine pastures. The day's walk
is past Lhaspa and Rilkot to a magnificent and deserted
hamlet called Martoli(3385 mts, 12 kms)
Day 08: Martoli to Sumdu
(3070 mts, 10 kms). The walk is pleasant today and we have
excellent views of a good number of major peaks as we descend
through the Gori Ganga gorge . To night we camp on a plateau
near the village of Sumdu.
Day 09: Sumdu to Ralam
village (3700 mts, 11 kms) across Birje Ganga pass (4666mts)
: Today is a strenous day. We descend for a short distance
from Sumdu and then start climbing for four hours to the
Birje Ganga pass. Once on the pass a wide panorama opens
up infront which has to be seen to believed. Facing you
are Rajrambha(6895 mts), Chaudhara, Suitilla and several
others. But the best view is towards the west. The entire
northern wall of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary is clearly visible,
with the twin peaks dominating the heights on the left.
You could spend hours counting the peaks and staring at
this view with a sense of wonder. We camp at Ralam after
a steep descend of 5 kms.
Day 10: Ralam to Sarpudyar
(3015 mts, 16 kms.). The route is wilder as we are deep
inside the Ralam valley and there is a steady descent upto
the huge cave called Sarpudyar with several large boulders
around it. We camp here for the night.
Day 11: Sarpudyar to Pantu
(2100 mts, 10 kms): The day's walk is through several meadows
with constant ups and downs till we reach the village Pantu
where we camp for the night.
Day 12: We descend along
the Gori Ganga gorge upto Suringarh and then climb steadily
to Dumar where we get on to a waiting jeep that takes us
to Wayfarer Mountain Resort.
Day 13: Munsyari to Ranikhet
(240 kms). It is time to bid farewell to Munsyari and its
mountains. Today we board a vehicle that drives us to Ranikhet
through Vijaypur, Bagheswar and Kausani. We checkin for
the night at Wayfarer Solitare. [more...]
Day 14: Ranikhet to Nanital
Drive to Nainital. A famous hill station in India. Evening
free to visit local market. Overnight at Hotel.
15: Nainital - Delhi
Morning free. Afternoon drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in
Delhi, transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
16: Departure Delhi
Transfer to International airport to catch the flight to